Trifextra: Pele

Kilauea Lava Vent


The goddess awakens, fire raging in her heart. With a deep growl, she tears off her mantle. Molten lava oozes from her pores.

The ocean’s touch soothes her. She relents and slumbers again.


This is my submission for this weekend’s Trifecta Challenge. Here are the guidelines we were given:

As you’ll recall from your elementary science class days, the structure of the earth can be divided most simply into three sections: core, mantle, crust.

Give us 33 words from it.  Interpret the prompt however you wish–literal, metaphorical, or somewhere in between.


Image credit: © Suzanne Purkis

39 thoughts on “Trifextra: Pele

  1. never anger Madame Pele . . . do NOT take rocks from her shore – you will pay. 🙂 well done. Love the pic. Longing to go back to the islands someday.

  2. Love that woman power-a true Goddess-takes a lot to anger her -but when she does get anger,she literally spews fire & brimstone-so better let her slumber!A strong message here:-)

  3. I, too, liked the structure of your piece. There is a completeness to what you wrote. Very well done!

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